Real Estate with Howard Drukarsh

Real Estate with Howard Drukarsh

Join Howard Drukarsh and his guests as they discuss their journeys to success in real estate.


March 7, 2023 31 mins

Howard speaks with Andrew Fogliato about his career in the real estate industry, from starting out as an agent, becoming a trainer, and starting his own online marketing business for Realtors to his acquisition of Real Estate Magazine (REM) Canada’s premier monthly magazine for real estate professionals.

Andrew Fogliato has been in the real estate industry since you still had to physically print out 6 copies of an offer plus a clean...

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It’s the 50th episode of our podcast and we’re celebrating by bringing you an outstanding conversation with one of the foremost agents in luxury real estate. Join Howard and his guest Nicole Plaxen as they discuss her career and her experiences working in the highly competitive world of ultra-luxury real estate.

Nicole developed her real estate skills with one of the world’s most legendary luxury real estate figures: her mentor, Sal...

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Howard speaks with Jacob Cohen, COO of the Daniels Corporation, about his career, the Daniels commitment to community building, answering the challenges of an uncertain market through diversification, and his advice for people interested in real estate development as a career.


Jacob Cohen is the Chief Operating Officer at The Daniels Corporation, one of Canada’s largest and preeminent builders/developers.  Jacob oversees the compan...

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CEO of OREA Tim Hudak joins Howard to speak about the Reality + conference and the incredible lineup of speakers featured at this year’s event, including President Bill Clinton and Action Star Simu Liu. Tim also weighs in on housing supply, affordability, what is being done to address those issues, and more.

Visit to learn more about this incredible event taking place November 23 to 23 in Toronto.

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This episode is jam-packed with techie goodness. Join Howard and his guest Eric Bryant Director of North American Operations at Oppen, about the Openn offer management platform, the future of making offers on, the blockchain, tokenization, fractional home ownership, and investment.

Eric Bryant leads Openn North America as Director of Operations. With over 25 years of experience in real estate services, strategy and techno...

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Jeff Hauswirth Vice Chairman at Ferguson Partners Corporate Talent Management Canada, speaks with Howard about the traits of great leaders, the importance of truly connecting with people, and his passion for working with Second Harvest food rescue.

Jeff has gained over 25 years of experience advising clients in boardrooms around the world and developing lasting relationships with leaders in many sectors. He is driven by purpose, nat...

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Renowned Canadian financial guru and CTV News’ former Chief Financial Commentator, Pattie Lovett-Reid chats to Howard about her start in broadcasting, embracing new opportunities, and the importance of being your genuine self.

Pattie Lovett-Reid is a highly respected Canadian financial guru. As CTV News’ former Chief Financial Commentator, Lovett-Reid is well experienced in coaching her audience on how to save money, stretch their i...

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Howard speaks with Ahmer Rafiq Co-Founder and CEO of Souqh, Canada's
one-stop shop for real estate and home services nationwide. 

Souqh is Canada’s only all-in-one real estate and home services marketplace providing technology and services to help real estate professionals deliver unparalleled client experiences. With over 10,000+ unique monthly visitors, Souqh brings together clients, realtors, mortgage brokers, law firms, i...

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Howard speaks with Sherry Larjani, Founder and President of Spotlight Development, about her journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur and real estate developer. 

 Sherry Larjani is an experienced real estate developer and entrepreneur with a focus on creating beautifully designed spaces that bring her visions to life.  Sherry began her career working as a designer at a luxury architecture firm in Toronto and quickly progressed ...

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Realtor and content creator Jas Takhar speaks with Howard about their mutual love of podcasting, helping buyers and sellers, and inspiring real estate agents to try creating their own video and audio content.  

Toronto native, Jas Takhar, has been in the sales and service industry for over 26 years. Soon after deciding to try his hand in real estate, he founded REC Canada under Royal LePage, and for over 5 years has successfully kep...

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Ted Tsiakopoulos Senior Economist/Specialist (Housing Markets Policy & Research) CMHC shares his interest rate insights with Howard.

The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of organizations or groups they represent.

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Howard chats with Jordan March about how his aspirations for a music career brought him to real estate, the winning work ethic needed to succeed at Serhant, and the MarTech tools he can’t live without.


Jordan March is a managing partner of the McPeak Team at SERHANT. and is a distinguished 13-year veteran of the real estate industry. He is regarded as a pioneer and industry disrupter for his use of digital media, and he has closed ...

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Ted Tsiakopoulos Senior Economist/Specialist (Housing Markets Policy & Research) · CMHC speaks about inflation expectation and supply chain issues contributing to inflation. 


The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this Podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this Podcast is done at your own risk.

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Tim Hudak CEO of OREA speaks about the latest federal budget as it relates to housing and gives his take on the foreign buyer's tax, banning foreign buyers, and increasing the housing supply.

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James Warren is an award-winning Toronto luxury real estate agent with a proven sales and marketing strategy and a well-established reputation amongst Toronto’s luxury homeowners and real estate agents. James believes in offering a superior real estate experience.

With a primary focus on luxury homes in Toronto, including Rosedale, Moore Park, Deer Park, Lawrence Park, Lytton Park, Forest Hill, and Summerhill. James is a true purvey...

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The extraordinary Mary Fitzgerald from Netflix's Selling Sunset joins Howard on episode 40 of the podcast. Join them as they chat about navigating the complex emotions real estate transactions can provoke and the effect staring on a hit show has had on her career. 

Mary Fitzgerald is an experienced realtor associate at The Oppenheim Group in Los Angeles. She is a fan favorite on Netflix’s hit reality series Selling Sunset, which...

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Paul Johnston joins Howard in this episode to discuss his 15-year career in real estate, his unique definition of luxury properties, high-end rentals, and learning to say no.

Paul Johnston is at the forefront of progressive and modern urban development across Toronto, with over fifteen years experience representing properties of consequence that have helped transform neighbourhoods. He and his team believe that great design is essen...

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In just three short years Stephanie Toufexis has become an award-winning and record-breaking real estate agent. Join Howard as he speaks with Stephanie about her road to success and her innovative use of new social channels to drive business. 

Stephanie Toufexis is a realtor entering her 3rd year in the industry. As part of the Harvey Kalles Real Estate Brokerage, she has quickly established herself as an integral part of the compan...

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Bob Goldberg CEO of NAR the National Association of REALTORS® joins Howard to chat about the organization, technology, advice for REALTORS® and individuals interested in becoming real estate sales professionals. 

Bob Goldberg is Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of REALTORS®. During his tenure, Goldberg has focused on transforming the organization and leading efforts to put members first, while driving the technolo...

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Saraya Yen Vice President of Sales at Austin Birch chats with Howard about her career, the changes taking place in pre-construction marketing, and the evolution of the pre-construction industry brought on by technology and the pandemic. 

Over the last 9 years, Saraya has led sales and administration teams in successfully selling an excess of 9,000 pre-construction condominiums around Toronto translating to over 7 billion dollars in ...

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